Oct 27, 2021 - Things to Do
Our guide to Dallas-area pumpkin patches
A woman and child walk through a pumpkin patch in Dallas
The Dallas Arboretum is the epicenter of the local pumpkin universe. Photo: Tian Dan for Xinhua via Getty

With the promise of cooler temperatures finally on the horizon, it's time to update all of your profile pics with fresh fall photos.

  • Here's a list of our favorite spots to get that gourdgeous portrait backdrop.

The Dallas Arboretum remains the absolute gold standard for picturesque settings in any season. It's the gem of North Texas.

  • Address: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
  • Cost: $12 to $17 and reservations are required.

The Dallas Farmers Market has a sea of orange pumpkins set up in the "The Shed." It's mostly empty during the day, so you'll have time to reshoot the pictures you don't like.

  • Address: 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas
  • Cost: Free, though pumpkins are for sale.

St. James Episcopal Church, in Northeast Dallas, always has a huge selection of pumpkins and plenty of cool setups.

  • Address: 9845 McCree Rd, Dallas
  • Cost: Free to visit, pumpkins are priced by size.

Storybook Ranch in McKinney has a hay maze and a petting zoo, and every child gets a free mini-pumpkin with admission while supplies last.

  • Address: 3701 Custer Rd, McKinney
  • Cost: $15 for kids, $5 for adults. Parking is free.

Howell Farms in Arlington has an elaborate exhibition they call "Pumpkin Nights," which includes thousands of hand-carved pumpkins, the world's largest pumpkin guitar and a pumpkin pirate ship.

  • Address: 4016 W. Division St., Arlington
  • Cost: $14 to $23, depending on age and the time you visit. Parking is $10.

Hall's Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine has huge stacks of gourds, but it also has a cool corn maze!

  • Address: 3420 Hall Johnson Road, Grapevine
  • Cost: $15 for anyone 12 and older, $10 for kids ages 4 to 11, free for kids 3 and under. Admission includes the corn maze. Cash only.
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